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1. FORCE - FORTRESS ROUTE OF CENTRAL EUROPE PROJECT

Fort Monostor Nonprofit Ltd. has been involved in the establishment of cultural relations and cooperation between the fortresses situated in the present-day territories of the post-Monarchic states. During the course of the past few years the connections were successfully re-established and the partners have been working on the development of a jointly organized programme series with a strong artistic and cultural appeal. The project aims to introduce the members of the fortress system to the public under a unified cultural and touristic image and to help them develop a joint strategy for the preservation of their values and assets. The long-term goals of the project include the establishment of a European Cultural Route.

2. FORTIMEDIA

Within the framework of this project an internet portal has been created in five languages with the view to accelerate the development of war historical monuments throughout Europe and to raise cultural touristic interest towards fortresses built from the 16th century on. Further major goals of the project included supporting European historic culture as well as accelerating the reconstruction and expansion of historic monuments.

3. VivilForte

The VivilForte cultural exchange program, initiated by MarcoPolo System g.e.i.e. (also participating in the utilization of Forte Marghera in Venice), aims to enable that exhibitions displayed at the individual fortresses are exhibited in other partner fortresses with similar characteristics who are also participating in the program.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH PROJECTS 2011-2012

International youth exchange programme (camp)

Fort Monostor counted as a forbidden and mysterious place for several decades while Hungary was occupied by the Soviet army. Most of the local population have still not been able to confront themselves with this aspect of their pasts – many of them are still wrapped in their fears and reluctance and suffering from a fractured identity. The participants of this programme have, therefore, set out to find a joint and creative solution to this specific social problem through a synergic application of their experiences, through mapping out the terrains of a democratic cooperation and by showing tolerance towards each other. The young people participating in the project have had the opportunity to meet eye-witnesses face to face, to conduct a survey and to develop a trivia quiz for informational purposes for the younger generation.

Project partners: the Komárom Organization of Csemadok,  Powiat Przemyski.

2. Two in One

International Youth Initiative

The participating members of the student drama club have chosen the historic partition of the town for their topic, with special focus on the feelings and attitudes this special social situation provokes in young people. They aimed to raise awareness of the relationships of young people on the right and left shore of the Danube and elevate the problem to a key talking point status. With the help of complex artistic tools they strived to promote the ideal of a peaceful coexistence free of prejudices as well as the importance and potentials of intercultural tolerance among the youth of North and South Komárom. In order to facilitate a deep understanding of the town’s unique history and the resulting present-day problems, they organized a tour of the fortress enriched with theatrical elements and had created a complex performance comprising several art genres which was presented at Fort Monostor on several occasions during the 15 months of the project.

Project partner:  the Komárom Organization of Csemadok.

3. REFLECTION

International youth exchange programme (camp) at Fort Monostor

The international camp organized by the Fort Monostor Non-profit Ltd. hosted participants from five different countries, involving Italy, Poland, Transylvania, Slovakia (historic Upper Hungary) and Hungary. During the 10 days they spent together in the fortress, these young participants were presented with the opportunity to examine the main theme of the programme: the past, present and future of water here and in Europe. Questions like how we  can contribute to the preservation of clean drinking water, what impacts does mineral water consumption have on our environment, and in what ways water  is depicted throughout the various eras of art history were raised during the camp activities and students were encouraged to search for answers to these problems. One group of the participants tried to capture and express their thoughts and feelings about the topic by means of photographic art, whereas the other group used the media of audience.

Project partners: the Komárom Organization of Csemadok, Powiat Przemyski, Marco Polo System g.e.i.e., Clubul Tinerilor din Sfantu Gheorghe.

Our youth projects were supported by the European Commission.